Fire leaves trailer in ruin

MINERAL WELLS – A fire that destroyed a trailer in the Mineral Wells area Sunday evening appeared to be accidental in nature, officials said.

Area fire departments were called out to a trailer fire along W.Va. 14 Sunday evening.

Around 9 p.m., the call went out from the Wood County 911 Center of a structure fire at 4053 Elizabeth Pike. Officials at the 911 center said the Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department, the Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department and the Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call.

The fire was about a mile or so from the Hardman Supply Co. hardware store, said Jay Parsons, chief of the Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department.

Parsons said about a third of the trailer was fully engulfed when crews arrived.

It took 15-20 minutes to get the fire under control. Crews had all of the hot spots mopped up within two hours. Crews were on the scene well into the early morning hours Monday.

The Wood County Fire Investigation Team determined the fire was accidental and electrical in nature, Parsons said.

The departments responded with five engines and around 38 firefighters.

No one was home at the time. The occupants of the trailer were at a relative’s residence nearby.

“There are a couple of dogs missing,” Parsons said. “We don’t know if they were inside or if they made it out.”

No other injuries were reported.

Parsons did not have the owner of the property’s name available Monday.

The trailer is being considered a total loss.